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G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

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Don't let the vintage styling of its body design fool you. This bass is strictly state-of-the-art. It's equipped with custom G&L Ultra-Lite tuners wi...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-26-2017

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A beautifully handcrafted instrument with the latest in electronics and hardware.

Don't let the vintage styling of its body design fool you. This bass is strictly state-of-the-art. It's equipped with custom G&L Ultra-Lite tuners with aluminum tapered string posts, G&L's innovative Saddle-Lock bridge for the ultimate in tuning stability and string vibration transfer, G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups, and sophisticated G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics. Controls include a 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector; a series/parallel mini-toggle; and a preamp mini-toggle that gives you off, on, plus on with a high-end boost. These teamed with the dual volume and tone knobs create a tonal flexibility and control that far surpasses that of normal instruments. Includes G&L hardshell case.

FEATURES
2 G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
Ash body
Hard rock-maple neck with maple fretboard
12" neck radius
1-1/12" neck width at the nut
Custom G&L Ultra-Lite tuners with aluminum tapered string posts
G&L Saddle-Lock bridge
G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics with 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel Mini-toggle, and preamp mini-toggle (off/on/on with high EQ boost)
Chrome hardware
No pickguard
Includes G&L hardshell case

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G&LASAT Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good American Quality Bass

By Iowa-Bassman

from Central Iowa

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

    I've owned this bass only a short while but I have been playing for 45 years. This bass is solid, looks good, plays well and sounds fantastic. The tonal variation you can get from this bass is unbelievable. I have a Ric, a Fender P, Fender J and Gibson SG Bass and they all seem like one trick ponies compared to the ASAT. One of the features I really like is being able to switch from Active to Passive mode without a big drop in volume. When playing active this bass has a lot of punch and grind. When you play it passive it is warm and woody sounding. Great bass. If it were lost or stolen, I would definitely try to swing another one.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply the best

    By Chris

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        This bass rocks it is simply the best bass I have But yes it is a costly bass but it is well worth it.... I seen, tom Hamilton from Aerosmith playing this on the last tour and love the sound of it and had to have it...

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Real true beauty

        By Paul Jude-prXLQ

        from Upstate NY

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        Overall great. Can't say anymore
        I have played Leo Fender basses my entire long lived career. And many other basses too. I have always come back to Leo. This Asat bass is Leo of old and new. It has a throw back look, with many modern features. The Butter Scotch Blonde model is amazing to look at. The active electronics are incredible and after my first live gig many people approached me on how great the sound came across, and asked "where did you get that bass?". The glossy neck feels perfect. I love glossy necks. It reminds me of the classic 70's Fender basses. I would say that the neck pick up reminds me of a Telecaster bass, the bridge one has a great Jaco type Jazz wind, and both together is a combo of a powerful Stingray/Jazz/ mixed with some P bass fat.
        A true bass for a true Fender fan / for anyone who wants to hold and play an instrument designed by the greatest inventor of all for the elecric bass.
        Hold it in your hands and see for yourself.
        Will ony get better with age like all Leo designs

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A bass to be proud of!

        By SteveHarrisgreatest

        from Fort Worth, TX

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I've had my asat bass for about 11 years now, and I love it just as much as I did when I first bought it. My poor bass has been through a lot, played many of gigs, lots of beer spilled on it, but it has held up over the years. The bass sounds excellent and plays very easy. When I was a kid I pounded out rock n roll, and now a fews year down the road I play for a Christian music ministry, this bass is very versatile, allowing you to get many different sounds.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THANK YOU

        By NZAGZA420

        from Dallas, TX

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        THIS IS THE NICEST BASS I HAVE EVER PLAYED. I picked my older ASAT bass up in a trade for an American Deluxe Telecaster. It was the best trade I have ever made. I play jazz professionally and switching from upright to this bass for a funky tune makes you reallly appreciate the pallet this bass achieves. I have owned ONLY fender basses in the past, both vintage and new and this blows them out of the water. It is a Fender Bass on STEROIDS

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        G&L Choice

        By bassdale

        from Central Wisconsin

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I lost my bass in the chicago airport, long story short, it wandered off when I was distracted, should have handcuffed it to my wrist. Any way it was nice and blanced with a tone control that varied the balance of slap to grunting lows and now I only wish that they made it in colors and sunburst in the solid body. the person who got mine in chicago I hope will take good care of it cause it is truely vintage.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        OMG..This bass is AWESOME

        By JSTJEAN

        from Greenwood, DE

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        Pros

        • Beautiful to look at too!!!!
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Not owning 50 years ago

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I have been a professional bassist for over 50 years and owned many many basses (American and import) and this bass is at the3 top of my list for fun to play, sound feel and clean expressive notes are easy to come by without any additional hardware or plugins.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Overall i thought this bass was great

        By Turtle-raSWa

        from W.V.

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I like the punchy sound i get when i play this bass, and the balance is great. I'm used to playing either my B.C. Rich Warlock or my Fender Jazz bass. The ASTAT is gonna be my next bass...I hope i can get it on sale though :P

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely Fantastic Bass

        By Dafyd

        from Emmett, ID

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I purchased the Bass second hand for a lower lower price, but it is well worth the retail value. The tone is Fabulous and the playablility is more than I could hope for!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great bass and a great buy!

        By Tex Waggoner

        from Tulsa, OK

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        This is probably the 10th bass I've owned since 1965. It is one of the best basses Leo Fender ever designed. If you like Jazz necks you will love the ASAT, plus the pickups have a wide range of tones. The overall construction is above average in this price range.It's just a good solid bass!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The great guitar

        By TTBbassist

        from Scarsdale, NY

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        This guitar is amazing, if you are looking for a second or third guitar this is perfect. The only downside is that the setup isn't the greatest for slapping, but you can change that.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bass and value

        By ON TIME

        from Seattle

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I have had this bass for about 5 years. I own a ric, vintage and newer p and j basses and others. If I have to choose one to take with me it's going to be this one. Tone is awesome and limitless. Through my ampeg classic it's a different world of tone and punch. My guitar player can't believe how sweet it sounds. All I have eto do is plug in one of my other axes and it all becomes apparent. When we play at clubs I have other bassists make comment after comment. For those that think it's overpriced. Compare it to a ric/Ibanez/Fender or whatever in the same price point and it will win hands down.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        G&L ASAT Bass is a Tone Monster!

        By Tex Waggoner

        from Tulsa, OK

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I've played my ASAT bass for about 5 yrs. on the road. It's built like a tank and it has more tones than any bass I've ever owned. I've played bass since 1965 and played a lot of basses since then. This is a keeper!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This thing is sweet

        By Keller-sQagp

        from Windy City

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        12 years and 6 basses and I have finally found my 4 string soul mate. The tone is perfect. I got my tone sounding like a musicman but with my deep tone and high twangs that elegantly highlight every note. Prior to finding this peach I was playing a Fender jazz bass so it took a little bit for me to get use to the ASAT's unique shape. The price is a tad high but defintly worth it. I only wish it were available in more colors. Pick one up and let it rip

         
        5.0

        ASAT Bass

        By BaseBalls

        from Cary, NC

        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        This is one of the best Basses for Rock & Roll - Well balanced from a weight perspective - Variations on tone are limitless - I keep my amp set and just use the bass controls to get all the tones I need to play - From the Chillie Peppers to the beatles, this bass provides a wide range of crisp tones -

         
        4.0

        Versatile, comfortable and excellent tones.

        By SMcD-SG

        from Astoria, NY

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I got rid of my American Deluxe Precision as soon as I played the ASAT for a week. Mine is black, guess it's an older one. GREAT bass!

         
        5.0

        This bass rocks.....

        By T.J.-efOvR

        from Bay Area

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        Comments about G&L ASAT Electric Bass Guitar:

        I've had my custom ASAT bass for a couple of years and for rock,blues and country it is unsurpassed. Many tonal possibilities and custom shop construction. It will last a lifetime and stand up to all you can give it. This is a purchase that I have zero regrets about. Really!

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